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Signing Day Preview: 2014

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    The final visits before National Signing Day are all done, now Oklahoma know it's final four targets and is simply trying to close the deal. This is the best way to keep track of all of Oklahoma's top targets in the 2014 class as the Sooners fill the final few spots of their recruiting class.

    Below we'll take a look at the final targets that have been around the program's interest over the past month.

    University of Oklahoma Remaining Targets

    Deondre Clark
    6-3, 231-pounds
    Oklahoma City Douglass
    Primary Recruiter: Jerry Montgomery
    Defensive End ranking: No. 8
    Rivals250 ranking: No. 119


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: LSU (Committed), Ole Miss, Ariz. St.,

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma

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    The Skinny: Clark, a long-time LSU commitment, had given the Sooners little consideration until mid-December when Montgomery got Oklahoma back in the door with an in-home visit with himself and head coach Bob Stoops. The visit, reportedly, went very well and Clark now seems to be looking at the Sooners. However, it seems something of a battle of his own feelings and that of staying close to his family - something his family is open about wanting. It's hard to know what will happen but we're betting on the family winning here. Decision Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5 - National Signing Day.

    Juwan Dowels
    5-10, 160 pounds
    Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage
    Primary Recruiter: Mike Stoops
    Cornerback ranking: N/A
    Florida ranking: N/A


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: N. Ill., Utah

    PREDICTION: N. Ill.

    Jan. 14 PREDICTION: Oklahoma

    Jan. 15 PREDICTION: Syracuse Correct - Jan. 20

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    The Skinny: Dowels is a player that Oklahoma got involved with in late December and things have quickly gone from passing interest to the Sooners being perhaps the leader in the clubhouse. The interesting question is going to be if Oklahoma has enough numbers to take on all of the cornerbacks they are currently pursuing? If so, Dowels almost certainly ends up a Sooner and with the news of Tee Shepard's change from a 2014 to 2015 recruit may open the door wide for Dowels.

    Cornelius Floyd
    6-0, 170-pounds, 4.48
    Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep
    Primary Recruiter: Bobby Jack Wright
    Cornerback ranking: N/A
    Florida ranking: N/A


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: Ark., NCSU, UVA

    PREDICTION: Arkansas Correct - Jan. 27

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    The Skinny: Of Oklahoma's numerous Florida defensive back offers over the past few months most forget that Floyd was the first. Floyd is a long defensive back that unlike some of his Florida counterparts has been heavily recruited for quite some time and seems to be taking a look at several of those options that have been with him for some time. Make no mistake Oklahoma has a chance here but they'll have to do a lot to build the comfort level in the limited time of his anticipated Jan. 24 visit weekend.

    Kenyon Frison
    6-7, 290-pounds
    West Valley City (Utah) Granger Counsel
    Primary Recruiter: Jerry Montgomery
    Offensive Tackle ranking: No. 32
    Utah ranking: No. 4


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: Utah, Arizona St., Nebraska

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma Correct - Feb. 5

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    The Skinny: Frison (fry-son) is perhaps Oklahoma's top offensive tackle target after showing amazing growth during his senior season as well as a big performance at the Semper-Fi All-American bowl in Los Angeles. Frison may be the most unpredictable player remaining on Oklahoma's board as the Sun Devils, Sooners, and Utes all seem like very possible destinations for him. Decision Date: National Signing Day - Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m. (CST)

    Courtney Garnett
    6-2, 280-pounds
    New Orleans St. Augustine
    Primary Recruiter: Jerry Montgomery
    Defensive Tackle ranking: N/A
    Louisiana ranking: N/A


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: Notre Dame

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma Correct - Jan. 30

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    The Skinny: Garnett, a long-time Texas commitment, had an Oklahoma offer early on in his recruitment but elected for the Longhorns. Since then he has had an on again, off again relationship with the Sooners seemingly setting up an official visit on numerous occasions. However, next weekend's trip is set to happen and it's very possible a commitment could come with as he could be joining current St. Augustine teammate Joseph Paul.

    Adoree Jackson
    5-10, 172-pounds
    Gardena (Calif.) Junipero Serra
    Primary Recruiter: Jay Norvell
    Athlete ranking: No. 1
    Rivals100 ranking: No. 6


    Level of Interest: None

    Others: USC, LSU, UF, UCLA, Tenn., FSU

    PREDICTION: USC Correct - Feb. 5

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    The Skinny: Jackson is a player that seems to have everyone guessing right now but the smart money is that the pick probably won't be Oklahoma. It's not that the Sooners aren't in the race or even that they've not done a lot to get themselves into real consideration. The Sooners are a realistic option but with Jackson it's really tough to know which direction he'll head though Oklahoma has some obvious help in Joe Mixon. He spent a lot of time at USC's bowl game on his own dime; that's not a bad sign. Decision Date: National Signing Day - Feb. 5, 9:05 a.m.

    Lukayus McNeil
    6-7, 268-pounds
    Indianapolis Decatur Central
    Primary Recruiter: Bill Bedenbaugh
    Offensive Tackle ranking: No. 40
    Indiana ranking: No. 8


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana

    PREDICTION: Louisville Correct - Feb. 2

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    The Skinny: McNeil seems an obvious candidate to switch to Oklahoma following the departure of the Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong to Texas. However, there is a strong idea for some that McNeil wants to stay closer to home and as such Oklahoma may be out of luck. It's far from a decided issue but the Sooners seem to be unable to turn things in their direction.

    Chukwuma Okorafor
    6-6, 285-pounds
    Southfield, Mich. Counsel
    Primary Recruiter: Bill Bedenbaugh
    Offensive Tackle ranking: No. 66
    Michigan ranking: No. 12


    Level of Interest: Medium

    Others: Western Michigan (Committed), Iowa, UVA

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma

    Jan. 20 PREDICTION: Western Michigan Correct - Jan. 24


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    The Skinny: Okorafor has been one of the nation's more underrated storylines to follow. Nigerian born he committed to Western Michigan very early before programs from across the country began to take notice. Okorafor picked up offers from Iowa, Florida, Nebraska, and Virginia through the fall but seemed little interested in moving on from the Broncos. However, the Sooners offer seems to have caught his attention somewhat and could make things very interesting. Decision Date: N/A

    Steven Parker
    6-2, 185-pounds
    Jenks, Okla.
    Primary Recruiter: Mike Stoops
    Safety ranking: No. 6
    Rivals100 ranking: No. 53


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: A&M, Ark., Aub., USC, OSU

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma Correct - Feb. 4

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    The Skinny: The state of Oklahoma's top prospects has been a lengthy and interesting ride, the latter becoming more true by the day. The talented safety was long thought to be a heavy Oklahoma lean before a trip to Texas A&M in early November saw the world turn upside down with Oklahoma looking to be in jeopardy of losing their state's top recruit. Now though the Sooners seem to be in strong standing with plenty of other schools still trying to make a run at the elite defender.Decision Date: Tuesday, Feb. 4

    Michiah Quick
    6-0, 170-pounds
    Fresno (Calif.) Central East
    Primary Recruiter: Mike Stoops
    Athlete ranking: No. 4
    Rivals100 ranking: No. 76


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: USC, UCLA, ND, Bama

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma Correct - Feb. 5

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    The Skinny: Oklahoma could be on the verge of it's third Fresno area commitment in the matter of two classes. And fortunately for the Sooners Quick calls current Sooner defensive backs Hatari Byrd and L.J. Moore teammates and friends. Oklahoma is in a good position here but Quick has visits upcoming to both UCLA and USC in the coming weeks and though things can certainly change in recruiting it's going to be tough to top the Sooners. Decision Date: Wednesday, Feb. 5 - National Signing Day @ 5:30 p.m. (CST).

    Kendall Randolph
    5-11, 175-pounds
    Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln
    Primary Recruiter: Bobby Jack Wright
    Cornerback ranking: No. 25
    Florida ranking: No. 50


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: L'Ville, Kentucky

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma

    Jan. 19 PREDICTION: Kentucky Correct - Jan. 21

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    The Skinny: The talented cornerback was almost a non-entity in Oklahoma's recruiting just a few weeks ago but prior to the Semper-Fi game the Oklahoma commitments on hand put the Sooner staff on Randolph's trail. The talented corner within just days was having regular conversations with Wright and is now set for an official visit to Norman on Jan. 31. If that visit goes well Randolph could go from an unknown to fans and coaches alike to an Oklahoma signee in roughl a month's time. Decision Date: N/A

    Dominique Robertson
    6-5, 300-pounds
    Riverside (Calif.) Riverside C.C. Counsel
    Primary Recruiter: Bill Bedenbaugh
    Junior College ranking: 72


    Level of Interest: Medium

    Others: Kansas State, Washington State

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma - Incorrect - TTU Jan. 27


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    The Skinny: Robertson doesn't yet hold an Oklahoma offer but the Sooners seem highly interested. The question is going to be can it all come together quickly enough if the Sooners do decide to offer? Robertson is an athletic offensive tackle who looks very comfortable in pass protection and has the frame to further develop in the run game. Not surprisingly he's picked up loads of a attention in recent months and the Sooners could have a fight on their hand but if they offer perhaps something could come of it with a visit on the final weekend? Decision Date: N/A

    Jordan Thomas
    6-1, 180-pounds
    Klein (Texas) Collins
    Primary Recruiter: Jerry Montgomery
    Texas ranking: No. 38


    Level of Interest: High

    Others: Northwestern

    PREDICTION: Oklahoma - Correct - Jan. 19

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    The Skinny: Thomas is not a new name to the Sooners, Oklahoma offered him back in the spring and had stayed in off and on contact ever since. At the time Thomas looked a lock to stick with his commitment to Northwestern but the Sooners never gave up on the possibility. Thomas has played all over the field with Collins and could feature as a cornerback or safety in college. The big defensive back visited Norman on Jan. 17 and combination of proximity to his home in North Houston as well as Oklahoma's Petroleum Engineering program and Northwestern's lack thereof sealed the deal for the Sooners.

    LAST UPDATE: 2/5/14

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